1
   

Anne Rice??? what???

 
 
Reply Sun 22 Feb, 2004 07:45 pm
I love to read and I like all types of books.. EXCEPT for horror. I've read a couple Stephen King just so I could say that I tried it and I didn't enjoy it. The other genre that doesn't really interest me is stuff about vampires, and werewolves, aliens and the like.... I like some kinds of science fiction, just not those in particular. So for years I've been hearing Ann Rice this and Ann Rice that... but I didn't think I'd like her stuff from what I'd heard. So, I come across the "Sleeping Beauty" Trilogy and figure.. what the hell.. I'll give it a shot......
It wasn't about vampires.....
This is one sick lady.
Has anyone else read, or started to read it, rather? lol
ANd if you haven't... and you like Anne Rice, why?
  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Discussion • Score: 1 • Views: 5,144 • Replies: 56
No top replies

 
Ceili
 
  1  
Reply Sun 22 Feb, 2004 07:57 pm
Believe it or not, soserene, these fantasies / stories mimick an underground lifestyle very much part of our society. When I skimmed the beauty triology, I had pretty much the same reaction. Then I began to read more and more about alternate communities and lifestyles. There is a lot of Kink out there.
I thought some of her books were pretty good stories, but others are just painfully overwrought and boring. I'm not a huge fan but I can see the attraction. Her books are hardly horror, they are love affairs or romances with a monsters, beauty and the beast tales. She's beach material, fluff.
0 Replies
 
soserene
 
  1  
Reply Sun 22 Feb, 2004 08:24 pm
I guess after reading it like that... I can kind of understand... It's completely and absolutely horridly disgusting.. but I guess I can see the appeal of having 100 naked love slaves to do as I see, no matter how "out of line" it is. LOL...

The first book of the trilogy wasn't too bad.. if you can imagine "politically correct written porn" (best way I know how to exlain it). The second book was mostly about the male slaves and ... their relations with other male slaves.... and it gets REALLY gross... REALLY graphic about stuff that just .. is NOT normal, homosexual or not... so I didn't finish reading it, but figured I wasn't missing much...

But.. sex with monsters? ........

You have to forgive me, I'm just a small town girl and know nothing about the underground.... there are people like that too? who fantasize about monsters?
(swears never to leave her midwestern missouri town again)

Thanks much for your input Ceili Smile
0 Replies
 
hobitbob
 
  1  
Reply Sun 22 Feb, 2004 08:31 pm
Quote:
You have to forgive me, I'm just a small town girl and know nothing about the underground.... there are people like that too? who fantasize about monsters?
(swears never to leave her midwestern missouri town again)
Anita Blake's Mommy, a good midwestern girl who has sex with Vamps, and Were! Twisted Evil
0 Replies
 
littlek
 
  1  
Reply Sun 22 Feb, 2004 08:34 pm
ooooohhh, what kind of monsters do they have sex with?

{hoibitbob - what happened to Bucky Kat?}
0 Replies
 
soserene
 
  1  
Reply Sun 22 Feb, 2004 08:36 pm
hobitbob wrote:
Quote:
You have to forgive me, I'm just a small town girl and know nothing about the underground.... there are people like that too? who fantasize about monsters?
(swears never to leave her midwestern missouri town again)
Anita Blake's Mommy, a good midwestern girl who has sex with Vamps, and Were! Twisted Evil


Misleading with that reminder to spay and neuter your pet right there on teh homepage.
0 Replies
 
hobitbob
 
  1  
Reply Sun 22 Feb, 2004 08:48 pm
Very Happy Yup. I prefer Hamilton to Rice. Rice is sooooo "gothier than thou" in tone (i.e. prententiousnless are us!). She never allows one to actually descend into the story, always waving her "I am an AU-thor!" flag in your nose.

Poppy Brite is also exquisite (wink wink, nudge nudge), so is Kaitlyn Kiernan, though both are well versed in homoeroticism and overall wierdness (gee..must be why I like them. Very Happy ). Another good one, and hilariously camp, is the saga of blonde waitress Sookie Stackhouse and her vampire boyfriend Bill, by Charlaine Harris. Vamps and trailer trash in southern Louisiana. You have to love it! I know I do!
Lastly, try the adventures of Vicky Nelson, PI, Henry Fitzroy...the undead bastard son of Henry VIII. HE writes romance novels now. "Why is it that people have so much less difficulty with the fact that I'm a vampire, than they do with my being a male who writes bodice rippers?" These are by Tanya Huff, and take on (in order) demons, werewolves (In Ottawa!), a mummy, a "frankenstein's monster" and ghosts.

Happy reading!
0 Replies
 
soserene
 
  1  
Reply Sun 22 Feb, 2004 09:01 pm
Whoa... people actually KNOW about this stuff????

I'm scared.....

*logs out*

Happy reading, my arse!!
0 Replies
 
hobitbob
 
  1  
Reply Sun 22 Feb, 2004 09:10 pm
http://www.my-smileys.de/smileys_1/asthanos_xtra.gif
0 Replies
 
OCCOM BILL
 
  1  
Reply Sun 22 Feb, 2004 10:12 pm
soserene; Anne Rice isn't famous for those books. She is famous for writing the Vampire Chronicles and about the Mayfair Witches. I agree with Ceili that they are not really horror stories and you might be surprised how entertaining they can be. I thought the same as you when I started "Interview with the Vampire" for lack of an option at that exact moment, but found it quite entertaining. I devoured the other 4 books in the chronicals and now about a dozen of her books reside on my shelves. Good stuff for when you don't feel like thinking.
0 Replies
 
hobitbob
 
  1  
Reply Sun 22 Feb, 2004 10:40 pm
I prefer the Mayfair Witches books, meself! they are better written and seems to have more "depth."
I have also always been enamoured with the idea of the Talamasca.
0 Replies
 
OCCOM BILL
 
  1  
Reply Mon 23 Feb, 2004 01:18 am
hobitbob wrote:
I prefer the Mayfair Witches books, meself! they are better written and seems to have more "depth."
I have also always been enamoured with the idea of the Talamasca.
Shocked I agree with every single word of that post! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
0 Replies
 
hobitbob
 
  1  
Reply Mon 23 Feb, 2004 07:18 am
Have you read Michael Romkey? His first three books were wonderful, the next two marginal, amd the latest ones unreadable. he has a group alled the "illuminati" (Rolling Eyes), a group of notabale personages form hsitory, who are the unseen "vampire council" in charge of the world. Beethoven and Mozart figure prominnently.

One of the best series, however, has to be Tanith Lee's "Dark Opera" books, featuring the mysterious Scarabee family. Not sure how to describe them. Ethereal and moody is the best I can do at six in the morning!
0 Replies
 
cavfancier
 
  1  
Reply Mon 23 Feb, 2004 08:26 am
I tried to bore my way through that erotic Anne Rice (or is it A.N. Roquelaure) trilogy, and three novels is excessive for such a poor writer. I would put it on par with Henry Miller's 'Under the Roofs of Paris', which he tossed off for porno publisher when he ran out of booze money. In terms of erotica, I am a fan of Anais Nin, who had a sensitive eye, and a way with words. Her non-erotic fiction is fascinating as well.
0 Replies
 
soserene
 
  1  
Reply Mon 23 Feb, 2004 01:16 pm
cavfancier wrote:
I tried to bore my way through that erotic Anne Rice (or is it A.N. Roquelaure) trilogy, and three novels is excessive for such a poor writer. I would put it on par with Henry Miller's 'Under the Roofs of Paris', which he tossed off for porno publisher when he ran out of booze money. In terms of erotica, I am a fan of Anais Nin, who had a sensitive eye, and a way with words. Her non-erotic fiction is fascinating as well.


Too funny...
0 Replies
 
Portal Star
 
  1  
Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 09:11 pm
soserene wrote:

(swears never to leave her midwestern missouri town again)


(having grown up in Missouri) which midwestern Missouri town are you from? Is it in/around the ozarks? Jeff. city? springfield? Kansas city, Mo? St. Louis? Charleston?

I think Poppy Z. Brite is even worse than Rice, read the books when a "goth" friend leant them to me. They aren't all that great, but they are imaginative in the depths to whichs she can be groos. I read exquisite corpse/wormwood.
Genre books usually come and go with the times.

Also psychologically disturbing/sexual would be "The Story of the Eye" Story of the Eye by Georges bataille
0 Replies
 
George
 
  1  
Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 09:34 pm
I enjoyed Interview_with_the_Vampire. There was an overripe, decadent sensuality to it. What is it about vampires, anyway? Never read any of her other books, though. A little creepiness goes a long way with me.

I find what was said about an "underground" disturbing. You see these kids in their "gothic" getups and wonder just how into it they are. Gives me the fantods just thinking about it.
0 Replies
 
hobitbob
 
  1  
Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 09:38 pm
Some of those children grow up, join the army, become paramedics, and eventually become historians....... http://www.my-smileys.de/smileys_1/asthanos.gif
0 Replies
 
George
 
  1  
Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 09:43 pm
Good point, hobitbob.
0 Replies
 
soserene
 
  1  
Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 09:44 pm
Portal Star wrote:
soserene wrote:

(swears never to leave her midwestern missouri town again)


(having grown up in Missouri) which midwestern Missouri town are you from? Is it in/around the ozarks? Jeff. city? springfield? Kansas city, Mo? St. Louis? Charleston?

I think Poppy Z. Brite is even worse than Rice, read the books when a "goth" friend leant them to me. They aren't all that great, but they are imaginative in the depths to whichs she can be groos. I read exquisite corpse/wormwood.
Genre books usually come and go with the times.

Also psychologically disturbing/sexual would be "The Story of the Eye" Story of the Eye by Georges bataille



Sedalia, Windsor Smile
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

 
  1. Forums
  2. » Anne Rice??? what???
Copyright © 2021 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 07/30/2021 at 05:55:47